Definition of Mesial

1. Adjective. Being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body.

Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy
Similar to: Medial, Median, Sagittal
Antonyms: Distal

Definition of Mesial

1. a. Middle; median; in, or in the region of, the mesial plane; internal; -- opposed to lateral.

Definition of Mesial

1. Adjective. pertaining to the middle line of the body ¹

2. Adjective. (dentistry) Facing the side of a tooth which faces the middle of the jaw. ¹

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Definition of Mesial

1. situated in the middle [adj] : MESIALLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Mesial

1. Forward or front. For example your cuspid is medial to you bicuspid. The medial surface of your bicuspid is the part of the bicuspid closest to your cuspid. (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mesial

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meshweb weavers
mesial (current term)
mesial caries
mesial displacement
mesial occlusion
mesial plane
mesial surface of tooth

Literary usage of Mesial

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1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1903)
"mesial sagittal section. Superior posterior view. Anterior view, x 2. ... mesial sagittal section. Meles taxus. Anterior surface. x 1 „ Superior view. x 1. ..."

2. The Geologist by Samuel Joseph Mackie (1861)
"The " mesial fold" is therefore a longitudinal mesial elevation which often exists in the dorsal valve of many species of Brachiopoda, and to which corres ..."

3. Manual of gynecology by David Berry Hart (1893)
"1, shows a frozen sagittal mesial section of the pelvis with Sagittal the ... This section brings out the following facts : the uterus is not mesial but ..."

4. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1903)
"mesial section through the Brain. 1. Fornix. 6. Corpora quadrigemina. 2. ... In front, the mesial striae are carried round the genu, and then backwards on ..."

5. The Anatomy of the Central Nervous Organs in Health and Disease by Heinrich Obersteiner (1890)
"The mesial Surface of the Hemisphere.—On this surface the arched form of the ... rostrum of the corpus callosum on the frontal portion of the mesial aspect. ..."

6. The American Gynaecological and Obstetrical Journal (1901)
"mesial.—Orthmann and others make a mesial incision through the anterior vaginal wall extending from the junction of the latter with the cervix an inch and a ..."

7. The Gross and Minute Anatomy of the Central Nervous System by Herman Camp Grodinier, H. C. Cordinier (1899)
"The following longitudinal tracts of fibers are to be found in the tegmentum : First, the mesial fillet, or mesial lemniscus ; second, the lateral fillet, ..."

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